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In this Issue


Cover Profile:
Pamela Norley


First Person:
Michael Milken

Lessons from a lifetime of philanthropy.

Anita Gerhardter

With the help of a billion-dollar company, Anita Gerhardter is working to find a cure for spinal cord injuries through research and awareness.

Julian Robertson

Words to live by from Wall Street and philanthropic giant Julian Robertson.

Mei Hing Chak

Mei Hing Chak doesn’t give to people. She gives to the world.

Belinda Tanoto

As a trustee for her family foundation, Belinda Tanoto knows the importance of instilling values in an organization.


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Hewlett Foundation donates $600 million

A $600 million donation from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has been made to a group of nonprofits dedicated to solving climate change. It will be distributed over a five-year period and is the single largest pledge in the foundation’s 51-year history.

Gates Foundation gives $15 million for vaccination supplies

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed $15 million to UNICEF for a vaccine program. The Vaccine Independence Initiative (VII) provides low-income countries waiting for budget funds with access to short-term bridge “loans” they can use to purchase vaccines.

Columbia University’s medical school given $250 million

A gift of $250 million has been donated to Columbia University by Dr. P. Roy and Diana Vagelos, bringing their total contributions to the school to more than $310 million, with an additional $140 million in matching gifts.

Metropolitan Museum of Art gets $80 million

Said to be the institution’s largest gift in recent memory, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has received a donation of $80 million from trustee Florence Irving and her late husband, Herbert, founder of food distribution company Sysco.

$380 million to fight disease in Kenya

Six grants totaling $380 million have been given by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria to organizations working in Kenya. Recipients of the grants include the Kenya Red Cross Society, Amref Health Africa, and the National Treasury of Kenya, which will work to distribute antiretroviral therapy to 1.3 million people in the country by 2021.

In the Archives

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